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Albert Sung is the author of the Katchum Macro-Economic Blog, monitoring breaking economic news from a day to day basis. He started investing in 2008 because of the economic crisis and holds a masters degree in chemical engineering. Previously, he worked several years as a process engineer at... More
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  • Capacity Utilization Pointing To 5% Annual Inflation Next Year 0 comments
    Apr 16, 2014 3:38 PM

    Capacity utilization rate is a leading indicator for inflation. And the latest number is at 79.2, a new record high since the bottom of the crisis. If history is an indicator, we should see huge inflation rates in a year from now.

    The chart below points to a year over year CPI rate of 5% in the coming future. And we're already half to that number as the latest consumer prices pointed to a 0.2% increase in prices in the month of March, or a 2.4% inflation rate per annum.

    You can be sure that inflation is coming and you should prepare for that accordingly.

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